She's a slam poet who writes copy for a medical manufacturer. He's a whiskery rapper who waits on tables at the Egg & I. She sounds like Ladybug from Digable Planets--until she breaks out her silky R&B sing-song. He's forever searching for the perfect obscure sample. Both Dessa, the spoken-word champion, and Cecil Otter, the drifter, belong to the local hip-hop group Doomtree. Each has a new release in the crew's three-year-old series of... More >>>